There’s a new hat pattern for newborns (infants, toddlers, children) off to the test knitters today!  Aptly named for Nolan, my newest nephew who inspired the design, I hope to have it released in time for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Here’s a sneak peek at some of the pattern details:


Yarn:  Any sportweight or DK yarn that you can get gauge with, approximately 50 (65, 80, 100) yards per hat

Needles: 1 set of 3.25 mm dpns

Additional Notions: 1 stitch marker, darning needle

Gauge:  Approximately 12 stitches to 2 inches over in garter rib (unstretched)

Sizes: Newborn (Infant, Toddler, Child) These translate to approximate head circumferences of 13.5 (17, 19, 21) inches when stretched.

Stitches/Abbreviations Used:  CO cast on; BO bind off; K knit; P purl; P2tog purl 2 stitches together; K2tog knit 2 stitches together; SK2TogPSSO slip one stitch, knit next two stitches together, passed slipped stitch over that new stitch


So get that yarn wound and your needles ready!  This is a quick knit that is perfect for all those little heads this holiday and winter season!


In which I truly love blogging (and bloggers!)

Today I woke up to a pleasant surprise–all of you visiting my site!  My friend Samantha informed me that awesome author, blogger, mother, and knitter soulemama had knit one of my designs and blogged about it.  I cannot tell you how excited I was…there just aren’t words!  I love knitting, knitters, blogging, bloggers, and the online community that so many of us share!

What a great way to start a week!

the original "in threes: a baby cardigan"

If you’re looking for details about in threes: a baby cardigan, you can purchase the pattern via download at Ravelry (you don’t need to be a member to purchase…but join…Ravelry rocks!).  I really hope you enjoy it!

Have a spectacular day!  I know I will!


WIP Wednesday

What’s Kelly knitting this week?

Same old, same old!


I’ve actually finished all the eyelet row and am ready to start on the fleurette mesh. Unfortunately, the end of the month has pushed this to the back burner. I’m hoping to have knitting time tonight…we’ll see…


WIP Wednesday

I continue to trudge through the WIP pile, anxious to finish up items already on the needles and prepare for a busy fall of knitting and designing. With any luck, you’ll see a FO of these fingerless mitts(designed by me close friend Sue) come Friday!


Note: The photo was taken the other night. I promise I’m not drinking at 7:30 on a Wednesday morning!


FO Friday

Yes, I know that it’s Saturday. But it seemed only fitting to follow up a WIP Wednesday post with info on the finished object. FO Saturday just doesn’t sound as good.

My sample of “Practically” is off the needles, loose ends are woven in, and the test knitters are hard at work. I began today with some trepidation–what if it wasn’t worth the work? Will it receive the reception “in threes: a baby cardigan” has received? There’s no telling…

But I’m pleased with it, the feedback has been good so far, and only time will tell!



Better pictures in the not-so-distant future!


WIP Wednesday

My friend Marie Anne reminded me about WIP Wednesday, which I’d love to get into as fall (my favorite knitting season) is just around the corner.

Today I’m working on a sample, which I hope to complete by Thursday. The pattern is due to my test knitters by Thursday, though Irene and a week without school have thrown a kink into my plans.

Here the sample is on Monday night…as you can imagine from the wine, I didn’t get quite as far as I wanted!

What is this mysterious sample, you may muse? Why, it’s the grown-up version on in threes: a baby cardigan that some of you have been aching for!

Expected release date? October 1!